Daniel Jones discusses uncertain future as Giants starting QB

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

While New York Giants fans should relish the fact that they have won two of their first three games under Brian Daboll and looked like a more well-coached football team from top to bottom, the questions surrounding Daniel Jones and his potential to be the Giants’ franchise quarterback have not abated.

The Giants have a much better offense, but this is likely due to the resurgence of Saquon Barkley rather than Jones’ dominant passing. Considering the fact that Tyrod Taylor was signed as a backup in the offseason and Jones saw his fifth-year option declined, he could be cut without too much dead weight after the season.

Jones doesn’t seem to be worrying about his future much, as he revealed in a conversation with Steve Serby of the New York Post. Jones is taking things one game at a time and letting his performance influence were his second contract is coming from.

“My approach has been…if we win games and we take care of business this year, the rest will take care of itself,” Jones said. “I’m gonna work as hard as I possibly can to do that. I’m gonna play as hard as I can on Sunday.” That’s the right attitude to have in such rough waters.

New York Giants: Daniel Jones isn’t worrying about the future.

Jones has completed 64% of his passes and tossed three touchdown passes against two interceptions. While his passer rating is below what it was last year, those who grade on a curve will take note of the fact that Jones is learning a new scheme with subpar wide receiver play.

The Giants could look to the draft in order to find their next great signal-caller, but the 2023 class is starting to look less than excellent once you exclude top prospects Bryce Young and CJ Stroud. The veteran market might not have as many impact trade acquisitions as last year.

Jones needs to do one of two things to last long-term with the Giants. He needs to either keep managing the game and piling up surprising wins or reach points of statistical excellence we haven’t seen since his rookie season. Giving him a multi-year deal will be a hard sell without that extra push.

Jones has been solid so far this season, but solid is not going to be enough to sway a new GM and head coach with no loyalty to him that he can help this team win a championship. Having said that, thinking about this situation constantly isn’t the right way to go about it if you’re Jones.